Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced that the emirate will be hosting the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum 2019 on October 2.
The first-time event, which brings together key industry leaders to discuss core issues facing the region’s travel and tourism sectors, will be held at Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Center.
“We’re pleased to be hosting the inaugural edition of the WTTC Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum in Ras Al Khaimah and introducing our beautiful destination to key leaders and delegates from the travel and tourism industry in the region,” says Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.
“Tourism is one of Ras Al Khaimah’s most important economic sectors and considered a key engine for continued GDP growth and job creation in the UAE. The opportunity to host this prestigious industry forum comes at a pivotal time as we aim to fuel sustainable tourism-driven economic growth in Ras Al Khaimah, as guided by our current Destination Strategy 2019-2021,” he adds.
Bringing together government agencies, industry associations, CEOs and senior leaders of top travel and tourism companies, experts and media from across the region, the WTTC Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum will delve into contemporary issues facing the sector and discuss growth opportunities to advance regional agenda.
The one-day forum will engage 150-200 leaders in keynotes and panel discussions focusing on key themes including challenges and investment opportunities, job creation and skill development, climate and environmental action, and digital disruption.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) represents the Travel & Tourism private sector globally. Members include over 170 CEOs, chairs and presidents of the world’s leading companies.